Cowlitz: Health / Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan
1220 Eastside SE PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: (800) 826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income; covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)
Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
TTY: (800) 325-0778
Web: www.ssa.gov
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on the individual's income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)
Phone: (866) 272-7630
Web: fortress.wa.gov/dshs/maa/Eligibility/HWD.htm
HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilitites who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Regional Support Networks - County Mental Health Crisis Lines Mental Health Division
PO Box 45320
Olympia WA 98504-5320
Phone: (360) 902-8070
Web: www1.dshs.wa.gov/mentalhealth/rsnmap.shtml
The Department of Social and Health Services provides care and treatment for people with severe and recurring mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance and the families, operates a crisis response system for all of Washington's citizens, regulates the individuals that provide mental health services and develops mental health policy for all providers. County government agencies and 145 private and non-profit organizations, supported by state and federal money, provide treatment for most of Washington's children with mental illnesses. The agencies are organized into 14 Regional Support Networks.

St. John's Medical Center
1614 East Kessler Blvd
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 423-1530

Family Health Center
1057 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 636-3892
All Age Primary Care--Holistic Health Care Approach provides treatment for acute & chronic illnesses, Well Baby & Healthy Kids check ups, immunizations, and women's health exams. We have WIC & First Step Services. Most insurances are accepted; a sliding fee scale is available. We also speak Spanish.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 8:00AM-7:00PM

Domestic Violence Hotline
Toll Free: (800) 562-6025

Lower Columbia Community Action Council (CAP) Emergency Services
1526 Commerce Avenue / PO Box 2129
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 425-3430, (360) 423-3682
Toll Free: (800) 833-6388
CAP's Emergency Services includes HELP Warehouse, which collects & distributes food to local food banks and provides USDA commodities to punch card holders. The warehouse often has firewood, clothing and household items for low-income families at no charge. Emergency Services has limited funding available for emergency shelter and a variety of other one-time needs.

Lower Columbia Mental Health Center
1538 11th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 423-0203
24-hour Emergency Services are available seven days a week for individuals and families in distress. These services are free of charge.

FISH
PO Box 135
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 636-1100
Temporary Emergency Assistance is available for the following items: Food, Clothing, Dental, Medical, Prescriptions, Transportation, Electric/Gas/Water Bills, Shelter, Household, Personal and Job. Call 9:00AM-Noon for Food Emergency assistance. Call 1:00PM-4:00PM for all Other Emergency assistance.

St Vincent De Paul
2551 Colorado Street
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 423-9062
St Vincent De Paul is an organization that helps low-income and homeless people with boxed food.

Emergency Support Shelter
309 SW 1st Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 425-1176
Emergency shelter is available for battered women and children on a 24-hour basis. Counseling is available to help women deal with emotional, physical, verbal and sexual abuse.